Based on Russian Mystic George Ivanovich Gurdjieffs book Meetings with Remarkable Men was first published in English in 1963, the book is basically a recounting of his early life and influences as a child and later adventures in Central Asia in search for secret esoteric schools and enlightenment
The ancient practice of yoga has been packaged and commercialized in a myriad of different ways over recent decades. In this Documentary, we explore the obsession with yoga and its impact on one of the world's oldest physical and spiritual practices, and ask: Who owns yoga? But while this obsession has enabled it to reach millions of people, it has also brought with it the pitfalls of operating in a modern capitalist world.
During the following winter of 1994-95, the Israeli filmmakers traveled to both Tihar and to the Baroda Jail in the India state of Gujarat, at which Vipassana courses had also been conducted. There they conducted and filmed extensive interviews with jail officials, including Kiren Bedi, and inmates from many different countries who participated in the courses. The result of these efforts was an extremely powerful 52-minute documentary film entitled Doing Time, Doing Vipassana. The film describes the way in which Vipassana has been sucessfully used within the Indian prison system to dramatically change the behaviour and attitude of the inmates and jailers who participated in the courses and, thereby, improve the entire atmosphere of the prisons.
BEYOND is a short visual documentary about Varanasi in India featuring incredibly young and talented photographer Joey L. The spiritual essence of Varanasi city is strongly explored throughout the documentary as we are directly engaged with the people of this city, Varanasi is known as one of the main spiritual vortexes on Earth. This 43 minutes cinematic masterpiece is a gorgeous and well-made film, well worth your time.